JanSt

Any online retailers for phones that accept payment by cheque/draft?

I inherited a deep-seated distrust in all things 'bank' - and so I have no credit card (and no debt :p ), but I wonder if any online retailers accept cheques? I know shop Ireland do (they are basically Amazon's irish shop facade), but they don't deliver phones to Ireland.

Most Useful Answer emmajk42  Feb. 7, 2011 at 15:15

Have you considered one of those pre-paid Visa cards? I think there are some that you can "top-up" at the post office or a paypoint, not sure about in the south of Ireland though. If you were ablke to get one of those, then you should be good to buy anywhere.

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emmajk42 / MOD  Feb. 7, 2011 at 15:15

Have you considered one of those pre-paid Visa cards? I think there are some that you can "top-up" at the post office or a paypoint, not sure about in the south of Ireland though. If you were ablke to get one of those, then you should be good to buy anywhere.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 7, 2011 at 15:31

Tried them once, but there are disadvantages - getting over a purchase limit, and refunds are complicated, plus I'd be dealing with the same banks I don't want to deal with (though anonymously, at least)... but yes, 3V cards are available in Ireland.

emmajk42 / MOD  Feb. 8, 2011 at 15:55

What about paypal, could that be an option for you? You can top up your paypal account with a certain amount, then go on to spend that money elsewhere.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 8, 2011 at 16:25

That's an idea, I guess... now they just need to make up with Wikileaks. Thanks, will think about it :)

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